Thursday, February 28, 2019

Day 59 of 2019

Tonight was a Pinterest dinner night. 
The chicken was not photo worthy but so good.  
The cauliflower, 
shown here with so much extra coating because I only cooked half a head 
instead of the whole head the recipe called for, 
was so delicious I could have eaten all of it right from the pan 
before it even made it to our plates.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Day 58 of 2019

I found another project I need to finish. 
I searched back on the blog to find that I started it in September of 2016 
and last posted about it in October of the same year.  
I had hit a snag. 
I think I have found a solution for that. 
My plan is to make this my next knit, after I finish yesterday's shawl, of course.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Day 57 of 2019

My pink cowl is done, with the exception of blocking, 
so of course I have picked up another project I started quite some time ago, 
but for whatever reason, I had put aside. 
It is coming along well but the row I am working on 
is not coming up with the right number of stitches to the center marker.  
My attempts to find the problem on this row have been unsuccessful.  
I may have to look at the previous row.  
This is what happens when I try to knit on something with a pattern 
that needs close attention at a quilting meeting. 

Black and white photo because lighting is not giving me true colors. 
I'll try to get a daylight picture later - 
after I find and fix the mistake.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Day 56 of 2019

Baked apples for one.
This was not my original plan, but it worked out well.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Day 54 of 2019

Some of my long time quilting friends were game to try the group selfie.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Day 53 of 2019

Today was gray and hazy with a touch of yellow. 
Are those Porta Potties? 
Maybe they are something crop related. 
I really don't know.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Day 52 of 2019

I am struggling with what to say about my photo today without getting too wordy, 
so I'll just begin. 
On a visit to see my sister today, she suggested we visit a business 
(not in my home town) that had a quilt block on the exterior of their building.  
She had never been there but was curious.  
As we got closer I noticed that it also had the letters APQS also on the building.  
Right away I knew what we had found.  
I bought my longarm machine from a rep at the show in Paducah several years ago.  
After my purchase, she opened her own business where she stocks longarm supplies 
and rents time on machines to customers. 
This was that business. 
We went inside.  
She was not there but the shop was lovely and inspiring.    
I treated myself to a couple new longarm rulers and a Hoffman Dream Big fabric panel. 
This is just what I needed today. 
I did not buy thread today but always find the displays irresistible.  
If you made it to the bottom of my wordy post, 
thank you.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Day 51 of 2019

It's been a while since I've really cleaned. 
I've cleaned, of course, but I hadn't REALLY cleaned.  
Today I tackled the lights in the master bath. 
 I think I'm going to have to wear shades for a while.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Day 50 of 2019

Today I squeezed myself through between the sorting tables 
and finally took down the Christmas tree. 
All that is left to do is find a place for the special ornaments
 that are new to the house, 
including handmade ornaments by GBs 
and ornaments commemorating our special travels last year.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Day 49 of 2019

Have you heard of Thread Chicken? 
It's the "game" in which you try to finish the task at hand 
without running out of thread. 
Well, I guess this is the knitter's version of that, Yarn Chicken.  
With between six and eight rounds to go, 
I am definitely going to lose.  

Edit:  Just to be clear, I DO have more yarn.  
I will just be forced to attach a new ball 
just in time to do a couple rounds and then bind off.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Day 47 of 2019

I finally ate my Valentine cookie today. 
I sure hope all the glitter was edible.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Day 46 of 2019

I've had one Swedish dishcloth for a few months now. 
I love it so much for wiping off my countertops, 
I finally bought a few more. 
This might be my favorite of the bunch.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Day 43 of 2019

Fireball on the 20 at Lucas Oil Stadium. 

We attended a Colts event tonight which included a tour of the stadium.
Experiencing the view from the press box, 
walking on the field, 
and visiting the Colts locker room were some of the highlights.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Day 42 of 2019

I don't remember what stage this was in the last time I posted a picture of it, 
but surely this is progress.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Day 40 of 2019

If you've been with me here on the blog for a while
 you know that I decorate this chandelier each year for Christmas 
with white glittery ribbons and white paper stars.  
This year, with my abbreviated version of decorating, 
I put up these black and white checked ribbons with the stars.  
After Christmas I removed the stars but left the ribbons.  
So this week I got crafty and made some origami hearts to hang 
with the black and white ribbons. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Day 38 of 2019

The grocery store appears to be expecting a lot of sales this year 
for Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Day 37 of 2019

This tiny bottle (not mine) had Fireball's name on it. 
I had to document it. 
Just to be clear though, he does not look like the picture on the front.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Day 36 of 2019

I peeked into a box I was not working on 
while I was taking a break from the boxes that were my focus today. 
I found this.
This is me with my firstborn, Big D, about forty years ago. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019